Ed likes to keep his nose out of other people's business. He works hard to be a good friend, son, brother, and employee. When he served in the military, he was the best soldier he could be. So when his former commanding officer asked for a favor, giving his recently released niece some guidance, Ed vows to help. But there's a problem. She's feisty, impulsive, and stubborn. And Ed can't stop fantasizing about her.
Emma resents her uncle pushing his way into her life. She knows she's capable of fixing her own problems and is sick to death of hearing about Uncle Cain's star soldier. He refuses to shut up about how perfect Ed is. He has a good job, is a dependable man, and he did what Emma can't seem to do: adjust flawlessly to civilian life. When she meets him, she's frustrated to find out that he's perfect on the outside, too. His hard body, smooth dark skin, and calm attitude draw her in. Anxious to find a flaw, she's willing to look everywhere for one.
The longer Emma stays in his life, the closer she gets to unraveling his secrets. Can Ed continue to hide the truth about the darkness that consumes him? Or will he be forced to part with the sexy little spitfire that's brought joy and happiness to his life?